Obituaries 05.05.2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011
By Transcript Staff

Buster Inza

Retired Winthrop Parks Department Superintendent

Buster M. Inza of Hawthorne Avenue, Winthrop died suddenly at home on April 24. He was 87 years old.

Born in Lakeville, he was the son of the late Mary Lou (Martin). A resident of East Boston, he served for three years in the US Army during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Private. After his discharge, he moved to Winthrop and was employed as a superintendent for the Winthrop Parks Department until his retirement.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary G. (Spina) and the loving father of Carol Anne Quinn and her husband, Edward, of Winthrop, Anne Marie Altieri and her husband, Frederick, of Winthrop and Steven Inza and his wife, Sheryl, of Londonderry, NH; the cherished grandfather and great grandfather of David, Jennifer, Kristen, Stacey, Steven Jr. and Benjamin.

Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Dawn Marie Lukas

Member of Winthrop Ladies Lodge 2071

Dawn Marie Lukas of Summit Avenue, Winthrop, died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 24. She was 44 years old.

A resident of Watertown and Cambridge, she was a 1984 graduate of Winchester High School. She was employed as an administrator for TAD Technical for many years and was a member of the Winthrop Ladies Lodge #2071.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Dottie D’Onofrio (Hamilton) of Winthrop; the beloved wife of Robert R. Lukas of Winthrop and the loving mother of Brittany Lauren and Robert Blake Lukas, both of Winthrop, and the dear sister of Thomas Joseph D’Onofrio of Winthrop. She will be deeply missed by a circle of family and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Ladies Lodge #2071, 1 Pond St., Apt. 3G Winthrop MA 02152. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Sherry Birkholz

Retired Teacher

Sherry A. (Stadtman) Birkholz of Framingham and Wellesley died on May 2.

A retired Wellesley elementary school teacher, she was a graduate of Lesley University, Class of 1967, and received her Masters in Education from Lesley University.

The beloved daughter of the late Walter E. and Mary L. (Dwyer) Stadtman, she was the sister of Linda S. Knox and her husband, Allan, of San Diego, CA and Kenneth W. Stadtman and his wife, Linda, of Winthrop.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St., Newton, Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice. For guestbook: www.gfdoherty.com.

Charlene Kinnett Villani

Winthrop resident

Charlene Kinnett Villani of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 27. She was 54 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Melvin Kinnett and Rose Kinnett and the beloved wife of Dante Villani. She is also survived by her loving family, Melvin Kinnett of Chelmsford, Annmarie McCormack of Winthrop, Donald Kinnett of Londonderry NH, Kimberly Gatta of Revere and many loving nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend.

Mary O’Donnell

Longtime owner of Hasco Hearing Aides in Boston

Mary V. (Fleming) O’Donnell of Winthrop died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on April 26. She was 102 years old.

She was the proud owner of Hasco Hearing Aides Inc. in Boston for over 50 years, and was a former resident of the Point Shirley Section of Winthrop throughout much of her life.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late William and Christine (Sullivan) Fleming; the beloved wife of the late Charles A. O’Donnell Sr., devoted mother of Charles A. O’Donnell Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Whitman, Paul W. O’Donnell and his wife, Donna, of Winthrop, and the late Eleanor Fredericks; dear sister of the late Joseph, John, James, William, Edward, Ann Fleming and Helen Nispel; adored grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of many, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service, officiated by Rev. Walter Connolly, of St. John’s Episcopal Church was held at the Winthrop Cemetery on April 28. Donations in her memory may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 222 Bowdoin St. Winthrop, MA, 02152. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Winona Madison

Retired Winthrop teacher

Winona W. Madison, a longtime resident of Winthrop, died on April 29. She was 87 years old.

Born in Portland, Maine, she was the dear daughter of the late Norman Wiggins and Cora (Libby). As a young girl, she attended Portland’s school system and graduated from Deering High School. She later graduated from Gorham State College in Maine.

She came to Winthrop in 1948 and was employed as a teacher in the Chase and E.B. Newton Schools in Winthrop until her retirement in 1984. During those years she was a very active member of the Union Congregational Church in Winthrop and enjoyed being involved in their many affairs and functions.

She was the beloved wife of the late Rufus Madison and is survived by two sons, Scott Madison and his wife, Donna, of Pequannock, NJ and Gary Madison and his wife, Risa, of Harvard, MA. She is also survived by five loving grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Union Congregational Church, 22 Tewksbury St., Winthrop, on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to a charity of your choice.

David Paul

Retired Electrical Engineer

David M. Paul of Dover, NH, formerly of Winthrop and North Hampton, NH, died on May 1. He was 83 years old.

He was a retired Westinghouse Electric electrical engineer and a US Navy veteran.

He was the loving husband of the late Joan M. (Synnott); father of David Jr. and wife, Karen, of Fort Montgomery, NY, Donna Brownell and her husband, Kevin, of Durham, NH and brother of Barbara Lucas of East Sandwich. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Daniel, David, Jennifer and Tony, his great grandchild, Anderson, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. The family suggests donations to a charity of one’s choice. www.RemickGendron.com

Chiara ‘Katie’ Passariello

Winthrop resident

Chiara “Katie” Passariello of Winthrop died peacefully on April 24 after a long illness. She was 90 years old.

Born in Boston, she resided in East Boston for several years before moving to Winthrop 64 years ago.

She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore “Sully” Passariello and the loving mother of Connie Burroughs and her companion, Larry McCarthy, of Winthrop and the late Emilio “Ronnie” Passariello; cherished grandmother of Lisa D’Avella of Winthrop and great grandmother of Robert and Richard D’Avella.

Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley  Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday April 27 followed by a private Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the burial in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.

John Nimblett

Member of Winthrop Golf Club, Winthrop Yacht Club and Acting Treasurer of the Interclub Bowling League

John F. Nimblett of Ingleside Avenue, Winthrop,  passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston on April 23after a long illness. He was 87 years old.

Born in New London, Connecticut, he was the beloved son of the late Ruth (Abbott) and John F. Nimblett. He resided in New York before moving to Winthrop in 1936. Mr. Nimblett was employed as a machinist for many years at Harvard University and then went on to become a supervisor there. He was a member of the Winthrop Golf Club, the Winthrop Yacht Club and the Interclub Bowling League, where he acted as the treasurer.

He was the beloved husband of Barbara L. (Letson) and the loving father of Kenneth Nimblett and his husband, Henry Miller, of Somerville. He was the dear brother of William Nimblett of Everett and the uncle of Jimmy Nimblett and his wife Sally of Winthrop, Nancy Eimers of Kansas and Jack Dempster of Illinois; the brother in law of Virginia Dempster and her late husband, John, of Illinois.

Memorial Services were held at  St. John Episcopal Church Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to St. John Episcopal Church. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home.

Minna Richmond

Retired educator

Minna S. (Schreiber) Richmond of Topsfield, formerly of Milton and Winthrop, died peacefully on April 24.

Mrs. Richmond graduated from Winthrop High School in 1932, Simmons College, Class of 1936 and received a Masters of Education from Boston University in 1958. She was active with the Girl Scouts of America as a troop leader and member of the Boston Council. She fulfilled her lifetime desire to be a teacher by joining the faculty of Stoughton High School where she became the director of Business Education until her retirement in 1980.

She leaves her daughters Donna R. Barnard, MD (Douglas, MD) of Naples, FL and Melvin Village, NH and Ellen Shilkret (Del) of Granby, CT; her grandchildren Deborah Barnard Stachel JD (Dan) of Weston, MA, Douglas Leigh Barnard (Melissa) of Weston, FL, and Lori Shilkret Parson (C. Duncan) of East Longmeadow, MA, and six great grandchildren. In addition she leaves her brother, Henry Schreiber of Maryland and his family. She was the wife of the late Lester who died in 1962, the daughter of the late Alice and Benjamin Schreiber and sister of the late  Dorothy.

Services were private with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Minna S. Richmond Scholarship Fund at Stoughton High School through Eastern Bank, Att’n Christine Drew, 605 Broadway L.F. Saugus, MA 01906. Arrangements were entrusted to the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, Beverly. Information and condolences at: www.campbellfuneral.com.

Michael Mercogliano

Former Proprietor of Michael’s Bakery of Billerica and Lynn

Michael F. Mercogliano of Winthrop died on April 26.

The former proprietor of Michael’s Bakery of Billerica and Lynn, he was the beloved son of Michael Mercogliano of Saugus and the late Dora (Lancione) Mercogliano; former husband of Helen (Mastone) of Mashpee; devoted father of Monique Mercogliano-Battista and her husband, Jay, of Lynnfield; dear brother of Diane Volch of New York and Phyllis DeNictolis of Boston’s North End; beloved uncle of Maria and Jason Volch and Vincent DeNictolis.

Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or The Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Liberty Street, Danvers MA. 01923. For guestbook and obituary: dellorusso.net.

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